Mobile payment is a rapidly-adopting alternative payment method in recent times. The space is set to grow at a faster rate this year. Obopay, Zong, and PayPal Mobile have dominated the market for some time now. New, simpler and revolutionary ideas will disrupt this space soon. I believe Mobile payments are the next major change in the mobile industry.

The following are other notable mobile payment startups you should know.

# Boku (aka Paymo), Zong, Payfone-US

# UMPay, SmartPay, LianLian- China

# mFoundry, Bling Nation, Vivotech- Mobile Contactless

# Obopay, Venmo- P2P Transfer

# Square ,Verifone ,TabbedOut (bars and restaurants)- Mobile checkout

# Mobile Suica, Edy- Japan

# Paymate, ngpay, mchek, oxicash- India

# Swapmobile, Wiwallet-South Africa

# M-PESA –Kenya

# Others worthy of mention: TabbedOut , FaceCash, VivoTech

Add a mobile payment startup you know to complete the list.